Graduate Medical Education

Faculty

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Michael A. Abgott, MD, FAAFP
Program Director
Dr. Abgott is a graduate of the Universita di Bologna Scuola di Medicina e Chirurgia in Bologna Italy, completed his Family Medicine Residency at Harrisburg Hospital, is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He was a founding partner of South Mountain Family Practice in Bethlehem in 1981 where he and his partners did traditional family medicine including ambulatory, nursing home, home visits, in-patient, and obstetrics. He has embraced team based care and has had advanced practice colleagues as part of his practice since its inception. Dr. Abgott currently serves as the Chairman of Family Medicine for St. Luke’s University Health Network and is the Vice President of Primary Care for St. Luke’s Physician Group. He has held multiple academic positions including Core Faculty for St. Luke’s Bethlehem Campus Family Medicine Program 1996-2007, served as Interim Program Director in 1997, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple since 2012. He has served in many other leadership roles including President of the St. Luke’s Medical Staff. He lives in Bethlehem with his wife Lynn and they have four sons.

Andrew Goodbred, MD 
Associate Program Director
Dr. Goodbred has been a part of the St. Luke’s family for many years. He shadowed at St. Luke’s as an undergraduate at Moravian College, completed his clinical rotations at St. Luke’s while Temple University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at St. Luke’s. He now transitions from his role as a member of the faculty at St. Luke’s Family Medicine Residency to the role of Associate Program Director at St. Luke’s Family Medicine Residency - Anderson. Dr. Goodbred cherishes the opportunity to teach in his faculty role, and is excited every day about the opportunity to share family medicine with the next generation of physicians. In his first several years in practice as a residency faculty member, Dr. Goodbred has published several articles in the American Family Physician, and has presented academically at the state and local levels. Dr. Goodbred employs principles of Lifestyle Medicine in his approach to patient care, utilizing lifestyle choices as the “first-line” approach to preventing and treating disease. A lifelong athlete, Dr. Goodbred also enjoys Sports Medicine, and he serves as Team and School District Physician for the Palmerton Area School District. Dr. Goodbred enjoys sharing his love of the outdoors with his wife and three young sons.

Abby Rhoads, DO

Abby Rhoads, DO
Director of Osteopathic Medicine Education


In my practice, I advocate for principles of osteopathic medicine, preventative health and women’s health. I am often treating my patients with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine to promote healing or teaching residents and medical students how to incorporate OMT into their daily practice. I am passionate about teaching evidence based medicine and osteopathic principles to teach residents and students that the body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing and health maintenance.


I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in immunology and toxicology before earning my medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I completed my Family medicine residency training at St. Luke’s University Hospital Bethlehem Campus, where I served as chief resident and vice presidents of St. Luke’s Residency Officer Committee. I am a member of the institutional review board (IRB), and I am dedicated to osteopathic and quality improvement research. I am currently principal investigator for two novel osteopathic focused clinical trials.


I am dual certified in the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and American Board of Family Medicine. I also have certifications in BLS, ACLS, Nexplanon and IUD insertions.


My professional association memberships include the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association as well as Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.


In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my Husband and Daughter, watching movies and coaching my daughter’s cheerleading team as well as spending time with my dog.

Sara Baig, MD

Sara Baig, MD


I am a passionate clinician who believes in providing patient-centered care with evidence-based practices. I seek to empower my patients to take charge of their health through education and advocacy, toward a goal of attaining their optimal state of physical and mental well-being.


I graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Psychology. I went on to complete a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at Georgetown University before earning my medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. I completed my family medicine residency at St. Luke’s Family Medicine Bethlehem, where I served as Chief Resident.


My professional association memberships include the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. I am board-certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Physicians. Also, I am certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.


In my free time, I enjoy being out on the water with my husband, hiking with our dogs, and supporting my favorite hockey team, the Washington Capitals.

Meagan L. Grega, MD

Meagan L. Grega, MD


I am a native of the Lehigh Valley, graduating from Easton Area High School and then attending Bucknell University where I earned a B.S. in Biochemistry/Cell Biology with honors. I received my MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, completed my Family Medicine residency at Hunterdon Medical Center and spent several years as a medical officer in the United States Navy. My previous clinical appointments include staff Family Physician at Hunterdon Medical Center and the Director of Women's Health Services at Lafayette College. I am the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Kellyn Foundation, adjunct faculty for St. Luke’s University Health Network Anderson Campus Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residencies and a clinical assistant professor for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine. Mentoring residents, medical, dietician and nursing students is one of my passions. I am a member of the True Health Initiative Council of Directors and serve on several national task force groups dedicated to the expansion of evidence-based lifestyle medicine services. I am a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and I am board certified in both Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.


Child/Family health in general, and the obesity epidemic in particular, are issues in which I have had a long-standing interest. I believe in the benefits of regular exercise, adequate sleep, supportive social connections, healthy food choices and the art of balance as the keys to improving our children’s future, as well as our own. Towards that end, I am committed to finding practical solutions that can be implemented by families and communities to strengthen each other physically, emotionally and spiritually. In my free time you can find me hiking, biking, gardening, cooking and pitching a mean game of quoits with my family.

Shekiba Shahabzada, MD

Shekiba Shahabzada, MD


My goal is to build trust with my patients by providing frequent visits, informing and keeping patients involved in treatment options, and establishing realistic goals. I empower patients with the knowledge and guidance they need to manage health issues, navigate complex decisions and make positive changes.


I attained my undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of California Davis and my medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine. I served both my internship and residency in the Mercy Redding Family Practice Program, which is affiliated with the University of California Davis School of Medicine.


Certified by the American Board of Family Practice, I advocate preventive measures as well as optimize care of long-term conditions. I have strong interest in women's health, preventive medicine, and dermatologic and skin-related conditions.


Outside of work, I like to spend time with family and friends, and I love the outdoors when the weather permits.

Lauren Strohm, DO

Lauren Strohm, DO


I am a strong proponent of preventive medicine who strives to care for each and every patient the way I would want myself or my family members cared for. I try to take the whole patient – mind, body and spirit – into account, and I believe that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health.


I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in biology before earning my medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I did my family medicine residency at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, where I was chief resident.


I am certified in family medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. I'm also certified in basic life support.


My professional association memberships include the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.


In my free time, I enjoy traveling, cooking with my husband and spending time with my newborn daughter.